Health Protection Agency

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Name: Health Protection Agency
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Research and analysis: Tuberculosis (TB): annual update

This year’s update includes:the epidemiology and control of tuberculosis ( TB ) in 4 high incidence areas in the UK diagnostic delays initiatives aimed at reducing barriers to treatment and careOlder annual updates are available on the archived Health ... [Published Cabinet Office - 1 hour ago]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Govt strengthens rail industry oversight

Three new non-executive directors have been appointed to the Office of Rail Regulation to strengthen oversight of the industry.The government says the appointments will facilitate Network Rail's £38 billion programme to maintain and enhance the country's ... [Published CILT UK - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Norovirus Outbreak At Commonwealth Games Village: Here's How To Spot The Symptoms

The norovirus , sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is now the most common stomach bug in the UK.According to the NHS , it's estimated that between 600,000 and 1 million people in the UK catch the norovirus each year, and it seems even healthy ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Concerns for the health of more than 1,000 jobs

Wednesday, 16 July 2014On the move? Staff from the Colindale centre may relocate to EssexBy Daniel O’BrienAROUND 1,200 jobs could be lost to Link: A pedestrian bridge would join the town centre to the shops the borough after health bosses asked ministers ... [Published Potters Bar Today - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

News story: Regulator strengthens oversight of rail industry

) announced the appointment of 3 new non-executive directors to the Office of Rail Regulation to ensure the industry delivers value for money, improves services and keeps our railways safe.Michael Luger and Justin McCracken will take up their roles on ... [Published Department for Transport - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

PHE Porton to move to Essex with loss of 550 jobs

STAFF at PHE Porton, formerly the Health Protection Agency, have been told that their board is pressing ahead with plans to move the facility to Harlow in Essex.MP John Glen is meeting Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt this afternoon to protest and ask for ... [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Cost-effective strategies for CRBSI prevention

“We must not forget that all patients who acquire a CRBSI were already receiving treatment for one or more other conditions, which is why they had the VAD in place.” Gabriel et al (2014).Reference:Gabriel, J., Hitchcock, J., Hodson, J., Masterton, R.G., ... [Published IVTEAM - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Showers banned after hospital Legionella bacteria alert

Showers have been banned and bottled drinking water provided on two wards at the Leicester General Hospital, after a potentially lethal bug was found in the water supply.The potentially lethal bug can cause a form of pneumonia called Legionnaires.The ... [Published itv.com - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Monday: Taking showers 'can make you ill'

Showering may be bad for your health, say US scientists, who have shown that dirty shower heads can deliver a face full of harmful bacteria.Tests revealed nearly a third of devices harbour significant levels of a bug that causes lung disease.Levels of ... [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

HPA warns of viral fever and common cold epidemic

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has warned of a viral fever and common cold epidemic in the Maldives.According to the agency, approximately 1600 cases of viral fever 2000 cases of common cold and diarrhea are being reported every week.A health alert ... [Published Minivan News - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Purley nursery accused in sickness alert

A NURSERY has been accused of putting children at risk by potentially contributing to an outbreak of diarrhoea.Ofsted visited Purley Day Nursery & Montessori Centre after claims that poor food preparation had caused children and staff to fall sick.While ... [Published Croydon Advertiser - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 2 reports

Warning issued over washing raw chicken

"," The Guardian reports. The has issued the advice as many people do not realise that washing raw poultry can spread bacteria, leading to an increased risk of food poisoning.The bacteria in question, campylobacter, is the most in the world and affects ... [Published Southern Daily Echo - Jun 16 2014]

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...it is critical that we don't forget to educate young people within its own borders," said Nancy Mahon, Global Executive Director, M∙A∙C AIDS Fund. "Through this survey and our new documentary, we hope to make HIV AIDS part of the mainstream conversation so that youths in the UK and beyond become more aware of the disease and stop the spread of the epidemic."
More information: G C A Amos, P M Hawkey, W H Gaze and E M Wellington, "Waste water effluent contributes to the dissemination of CTX-M-15 in the natural environment" Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2014; 69: 1785 - 1791, published online 5th May 2014, DOI: 10.1093/jac/dku079
"There are several vaccines for norovirus in development but all are probably several years away from being in general use."
The Conwy Council spokeswoman added: "We would encourage anyone who intends on gathering shellfish from any of the beaches within Conwy to make sure that they are aware of the tide times, currents and nature of the beaches to ensure that they do not put their own safety at risk."

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Research and analysis: Tuberculosis (TB): annua... [Published Cabinet Office - 1 hour ago]
Reducing Radiation Exposure During Device Impla... [Published General Medicine eJournal - 10 hours ago]
National survey finds UK teens don't feel at ri... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 21 2014]
Sewage treatment contributes to antibiotic resi... [Published Medical Xpress - Jul 21 2014]
Govt strengthens rail industry oversight [Published CILT UK - Jul 17 2014]
Norovirus Outbreak At Commonwealth Games Villag... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 17 2014]
Concerns for the health of more than 1,000 jobs [Published Potters Bar Today - Jul 16 2014]
Plan to move public health centre at Colindale ... [Published Unite the Union - Jul 16 2014]
PHE Porton to move to Essex with loss of 550 jobs [Published Salisbury Journal - Jul 16 2014]
News story: Regulator strengthens oversight of ... [Published Department for Transport - Jul 16 2014]
WATCH: Officials storm Llanfairfechan beach ove... [Published North Wales Daily Post - Jul 15 2014]
Cost-effective strategies for CRBSI prevention [Published IVTEAM - Jul 14 2014]
Malaria parasites can 'hide' inside bone marrow [Published NHS Choices - Jul 10 2014]
Showers banned after hospital Legionella bacter... [Published itv.com - Jul 08 2014]
Monday: Taking showers 'can make you ill' [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
HPA warns of viral fever and common cold epidemic [Published Minivan News - Jul 06 2014]
Worcestershire C-diff group shortlisted for nat... [Published Ledbury Reporter - Jul 05 2014]
Climate change: possible implications for food ... [Published European Food Information Council - Jul 01 2014]
Fracking safe? In national parks? What is Lord ... [Published Ecologist - Jun 28 2014]
Purley nursery accused in sickness alert [Published Croydon Advertiser - Jun 28 2014]
Ministry Of Communications Sensittises Stakehol... [Published Republic of Ghana - Jun 21 2014]
Don't trust google with your medical problems -... [Published Warrington Guardian - Jun 19 2014]
Screen test [Published FM World - Jun 16 2014]
Warning issued over washing raw chicken [Published Southern Daily Echo - Jun 16 2014]
Warning issued over washing raw chicken [Published Penarth Times - Jun 16 2014]
Acclaimed bacteria expert comes back to Israel [Published AlMonitor - Jun 15 2014]
Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 12th... [Published Think Defence - Jun 13 2014]
Thanks again, antivaccine loons [Respectful Ins... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - May 30 2014]
Jenny Roberts [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 21 2014]
Claims Dalgety Bay radiation report was suppres... [Published Tayside and Fife Courier - May 16 2014]
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Defence Related Parliamentary Answers – to 12th... [Published Think Defence - Jun 13 2014]
Defence related Parliamentary Written Statements and Answers to Written Questions D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations (UK/France) The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Anna Soubry):  My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of ...
Thanks again, antivaccine loons [Respectful Ins... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - May 30 2014]
I’m a bit torn today. On the one hand, it makes me cringe when pundits write inflammatory articles blaming Jenny McCarthy for measles outbreaks. Yes, I know that I once did the same thing myself, but, as much as antivaccinationists dislike me, I’ve ...
A Brutal Allergy Season Is Ahead. Blame the Pol... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Apr 15 2014]
One week ago, I purchased the first asthma inhaler I've owned since the 8th grade. I'd shown up at my doctor's office short of breath, and a lung function test promptly revealed that I was inhaling about one-fifth as much air as a healthy 24-year-old ...
UK Hospitals 'On Alert' Over Ebola Virus [Published Breitbart Feed - Apr 02 2014]
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has put UK hospitals on "alert" over the Ebola virus, after an outbreak killed at least 80 in the African state of Guinea. As the deadly virus spreads through the west African country, the HPA are now taking precautions ...
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